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3 Reasons to Use an electric bike for your daily commutes

Words by Stuart on 30/04/2022 12:42:00

E-bikes are gaining popularity today more than ever before, bringing many health and environmental benefits. So whether you're an avid cyclist or want to get a bit more exercise, an eBike might be worth serious consideration.

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You can get all the benefits of cycling without getting tired, sweaty, and aching muscles.

Electric bikes are ideal for many cyclists who struggle to ride a regular bike. Electric bikes are not only a healthy alternative to commuting but also help in environmental sustainability.

This article looks at why electric bikes make the perfect travel companion for small to medium-distance journeys.

Get there quicker for less

You can travel further in much less time when riding an e-bike than cycling a regular bike, and with the current price rises at the pump, riding an electric bike certainly is much cheaper to run than a car or motorbike. While it is true electric bikes, for the most part, are initially more expensive than regular bikes, there are lots of purchase options and schemes that make getting your dream electric bike much cheaper and easier.

Riding to work is often more practical, convenient and cheaper than using public transport. For example, an annual travel pass in London from Zone 3 to Zone 1 at the time of writing this article is £1808, which is more expensive than many of our electric bikes.

Electric bikes are often much quicker than short car journeys as you can zip past traffic jams and are much safer than riding regular bikes as you can easily keep up with traffic flow. The pedal assist also means you can easily travel long distances that you may not even think possible walking or cycling. And when it comes to hills!! eBikes have hills for breakfast. Depending on which setting you select, you will barely notice the incline as the bike helps you. Another great benefit of commuting on an eBike is no more sweaty rides, and you arrive at your destination feeling refreshed.

Health

Cycling is one of the healthiest exercises. It activates almost all of your leg muscles and core, and cycling is also much more forgiving on the joints than running. According to research, cycling to work could result in a 39% lower mortality rate.

Electric bikes are becoming popular with people with all sorts of physical conditions, even heart disease. Moderation is the key, and eBike all riders to gradually build up stamina and fitness levels.

Patients with heart conditions are often advised to increase their exercise tolerance slowly. This is especially key if you have recently experienced a heart attack or heart surgery. It would be best if you were riding your e-Bike with the assistance levels on the highest setting when you first start riding. Then, you can gradually lower the assist level, which will increase the amount of effort you have to put into cycling to a level that feels right for your body.

Be careful not to push or overexert yourself. Patients with heart disease are usually advised by their doctors to keep their heart rate low even when exercising to prevent further damage. Fortunately, e-bikes are an accessible form of exercise that is suitable for those who are restricted or at risk of doing other forms.

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Environment Friendly

Yes, overwhelmingly! Electric bikes are certainly environmentally friendly.

Cycling, in general, is an environment-friendly means of travelling. E-bikes use electric power and human power to propel them forward. The EPA estimate that an average petrol car on has a fuel economy of about 22 miles per gallon and drives around 11,500 miles every year. The Agency concludes that every gallon burned will create 8,887 grams of carbon dioxide with such figures.

On the other hand, electric bikes have a tiny carbon footprint, and you have a minimal environmental impact.

Conclusion

Electric bikes are starting to change our way of living and how we interact with our environment. The NHS recommends riding a bicycle for two and a half hours every week. Both electric and traditional bikes can help you achieve this goal. So you can meet or even exceed the recommended quota by riding to work daily. Thus, you will contribute to a healthier life and a healthier environment.

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